Berryville Celebrates Arrival of the Christmas Season

Children and adults alike turned out in force for the annual Christmas Parade through downtown Berryville Saturday morning. Led by the Clarke County High School Marching Band, dozens of organizations marched down Main Street in advance of “The Big Man.” Spectators lined the route as parade participants threw handfuls of candy and wished everyone a happy holiday season. After about thirty minutes of festivities the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived. Santa greeted the town from high atop the John Enders Fire Department truck ringing in the holiday season.

Later that evening Santa reappeared at the tree lighting ceremony at Rose Hill Park. The Clarke County Community Band played holiday music and Mayor Kirby counted down the moments before he threw the switch to light the town tree. Residents gathered on Main Street after the event for refreshments to close out the day’s festivities.

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  1. Birdonawire says:

    Nice…. looks like a good time. I’m sorry I missed it this year.

  2. Darren "Fly" Lambert says:

    I’m glad we can still have the Christmas Parade in Berryville! (I had to sign a permission slip today for my kid to be able to decorate a nativity scene out of Gingerbread…what it must be like to be a teacher in the public school setting?) WOW!

  3. I just want to thank all those who participated in this years Christmas Parade. We really had a large turnout of spectators and the weather cooperated with us.

    This wouldn’t have gone off as well without the help of Laura Lloyd, Holly Dehaven, Lynne Lawrence and Angie Broy.

    Thanks also to John Hudson for all the banners and making the applications for the parade, To our Announcer John Little, To the Bank of Clarke County for hosting Santa, and the Support of The Ruitan Club.

    A big thanks to SANTA for making smiles on all the wee ones faces.

    Donna Peake